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Crew 517
Marney Mason/Clinton Caverne CREW

Standing Left to Right: James R. Easton (TG), Rolfe E. Lund (LWG), William F. Wentz (FE), Stephen W. Forton (RWG), Olin G. Williams (R/O) Wayne H. Zierk (BTG)

Kneeling Left to Right: Marney T. Mason (P), Clinton H. Caverne (CP/P), John G.J. O'Brien (N), John P. Mulkern (B)

This crew was shot down on their first mission with Caverne acting as first pilot. Mason flew the mission with the Skaggs Crew. All the crew were KIA including Gordon Sinclair (CP) replacing Mason and James L. Davis (TG) replacing Eaton. The Skaggs crew was shot down within days and Mason was KIA. Eaton had been KIA earlier while flying with the Garrett Crew.

Connections

Units

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Clinton Caverne

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252555 'Ol' Tom Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Davis

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252555 'Ol' Tom Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Eaton

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner
    B-24H #42-52587 'Shoo Shoo Baby' crashed near Lake , Holland after colliding with another aircraft on a mission to Achmer airfield, GR on 23 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Stephen Forton

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 42-52555 'Ol' Tom Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Rolfe Lund

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Left Waist Gunner
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 42-52555 'Ol' Tom Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Marney Mason

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52582. Crashed at Hann-Strehen. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • John Mulkern

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252555 'Ol' Tom Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John O'Brien

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52555 'Ol' Tom Cat', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William Wentz

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252555 'Ol' Tom Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Olen Williams

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Radio Operator
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252555 'Ol' Tom Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

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Locations

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 December 2014 01:21:50 466thHistorian Changes to collection
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
01 November 2014 22:53:32 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Attlebridge Aresenal - Brassfield & Wassom

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